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CfP: Call For Papers, Panels and Posters: Early Modern Digital Humanities/Digital History - SCSC 2015 (April 15, 2015)

Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, Vancouver, October 22-25, 2015

updated – march 25, 2015

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2015

 

Call For Papers, Panels and Posters: Early Modern + Digital Projects and Computational Methods

ANN: H-Net Announcements, (March 7-24)

ANN: From H-Net, March 7 – March 24

EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM H-NET

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ANN: Sehepunkte 15 (2015), Nr.3

SEHEPUNKTE - Rezensionsjournal für die Geschichtswissenschaften
3/2015

Liebe Leserinnen und Leser,

über die zahlreichen Reaktionen auf unseren Unterstützungsaufruf in der
letzten Ausgabe haben wir uns sehr gefreut. Gleichzeitig dürfen wir uns
an dieser Stelle auch herzlich für die bereits eingetroffenen Spenden
bedanken. Sie sind uns Unterstützung und Ansporn zugleich.

Inhaltlich lenken wir Ihr Augenmerk in diesem Monat auf die im FORUM
stehende Sammelrezension: Edith Raim (München) stellt hier unter dem

ANN: Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews 2015 spring lecture series (March/April 2015)

The Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews 2015 Spring Lecture Series

Bridges to Troubled Waters

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East, 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021

 

Lecture 1: Tuesday, March 30, 2015, 7 p.m.

The Culture of Bridges: From Franz Kafka’s Prague to Hugo Bergmann’s Jerusalem

Nitzan Lebovic, Lehigh University

ANN: Fellowships, Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program at the Center for Jewish History (April 17, 2015)

Lapidus Summer Fellowship Program

an initiative of the Center for Jewish History and the American Jewish Historical Society

The Lapidus 2015 Summer Fellowship Program application deadline is April 17, 2015.

ANN: Workshop on Research at German Memorial Sites and Documentation Centers on the History of National Socialism and the Holocaust, Oct 26-30, 2015 (April 13, 2015)

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies and the Center for Holocaust Studies at the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich (Zentrum für Holocaust-Studien am Institut für Zeitgeschichte München) will jointly convene a Workshop on Research at German Memorial Sites and Documentation Centers on the History of National Socialism and the Holocaust at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC o

CFP: "After the War, A New Beginning? A Comparative Examination of Reading Primers Published and Used in 1945 in Europe" Workshop, Germany, Nov. 2015 (April 26, 2015)

Reading primers are among the educational media that are of particular significance in times of emphatic political change. 70 years after the end of World War II the development, design, content and use of reading primers in European countries in 1945 will be addressed, from a comparative perspective, in a workshop scheduled for November 13-14, 2015 in Braunschweig (Germany)

ANN: Graduate Teaching Assistantships in German Studies for MA or PhD students, Wayne State University

The German faculty in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University in Detroit announces two Graduate Teaching Assistant positions for students at the M.A. or Ph.D. level starting in August 2015. The funding includes coverage of tuition and fees plus a stipend of approximately $15,500 per year and is renewable annually for up to two years for M.A. students and up to five years for Ph.D. students.

ANN: Reminder, Abstracts for Scholarship, Print, and Polemics due 31 March 2015

This is a reminder that chapter abstracts for an edited volume Scholarship, Print, and Polemics in Seventeenth-Century Germany are due on 31 March 2015. The editor is seeking contributions that explore the title theme with a specific focus on the interdisciplinary practices and correspondence networks that supported the early modern Gelehrtenrepublik. It is anticipated that the volume will also offer new and different perspectives on interactions between German scholars and their international counterparts.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Thomas Doherty
Reviewer: 
Tom Saunders

Saunders on Doherty, 'Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939'


Thomas Doherty. Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939. Film and Culture Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013. 448 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16392-7; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-16393-4.

Reviewed by Tom Saunders (University of Victoria)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Business Strategies, Politics and Morality: American Cinema and Nazi Germany

Author: 
Martin Schaad
Reviewer: 
Christiane Grieb

Grieb on Schaad, 'Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten'


Martin Schaad. Dann geh doch rüber - Über die Mauer in den Osten. Berlin: Ch Links Verlag, 2009. x + 208 pp. EUR 4.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-86153-516-4.

Reviewed by Christiane Grieb (University College London)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Stasiobjekt “Mauer”: Menschen im Konflikt zwischen Mauer und Souveränität

Author: 
Leighton S. James
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Billinger, Jr.

Billinger, Jr. on James, 'Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe'


Leighton S. James. Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe. War, Culture and Society, 1750-1850 Series. London: Palgrave Macmillan. xiii + 281 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-24917-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Billinger, Jr. (Wingate University)
Published on H-German (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger
Reviewer: 
Margrit Frolich

Frolich on Loewy and Rauschenberger, '"Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975'


Ronny Loewy, Katharina Rauschenberger. "Der Letzte der Ungerechten": Der "Judenälteste" Benjamin Murmelstein in Filmen 1942-1975. Wissenschaftliche Reihe des Fritz Bauer Instituts Series. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag, 2011. 208 pp. EUR 24.90 (paper), ISBN 978-3-593-39491-6.

Reviewed by Margrit Frolich (University of California San Diego)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

"Der Letzte der Ungerechten"

Author: 
Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed.
Reviewer: 
Zachary Doleshal

Doleshal on Siegelbaum, 'The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc'


Lewis H. Siegelbaum, ed. The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011. vii + 242 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4991-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7738-6.

Reviewed by Zachary Doleshal (Sam Houston State University)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Author: 
Ulrike Weckel
Reviewer: 
Steven R. Cerf

Cerf on Weckel, 'Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager'


Ulrike Weckel. Beschämende Bilder: Deutsche Reaktionen auf alliierte Dokumentarfilme über befreite Konzentrationslager. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2012. 672 pp. EUR 76.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-515-10113-4.

Reviewed by Steven R. Cerf (Bowdoin College)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Adam Kożuchowski
Reviewer: 
John Fahey

Fahey on Kożuchowski, 'The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe'


Adam Kożuchowski. The Afterlife of Austria-Hungary: The Image of the Habsburg Monarchy in Interwar Europe. Russian and East European Studies Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. 232 pp. $25.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6265-6.

Reviewed by John Fahey (Purdue University)
Published on H-German (February, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Finding Meaning in Austria-Hungary’s Postmortem

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Silvia

Silvia on Berghoff and Kocka and Ziegler, 'Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History'


Hartmut Berghoff, Jürgen Kocka, Dieter Ziegler, eds. Business in the Age of Extremes: Essays in Modern German and Austrian Economic History. Publications of the German Historical Institute Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. ix + 249 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01695-8.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Silvia (American University)
Published on H-German (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Pamela E. Swett
Reviewer: 
Janet M. C. Walmsley

Walmsley on Swett, 'Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany'


Pamela E. Swett. Selling under the Swastika: Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. 361 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7355-3; $65.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8883-0.

Reviewed by Janet M. C. Walmsley (George Mason University)
Published on H-German (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

How to Sell in the Hardest of Times

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